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The 191st General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 2C: Funding for archives museum

Section 2C. The state secretary may receive and expend grants, gifts, contributions, bequests, and in-kind contributions from individuals, corporations or other business entities, foundations and from state or other governmental bodies for the purpose of furthering, expanding and promoting the archives museum.

The state secretary may also sell, transfer, or license merchandise including images, copies and facsimilies of historic records and other items. All monies received from such activities may be retained and expended by the state secretary for said purposes.

The state secretary is also authorized to form a non-profit corporation for the sole purpose of raising funds that will further, expand and promote the archives museum. Upon its formation, said corporation shall be governed by chapter 180. The board of directors shall consist of 5 members, 3 of whom shall be appointed by the state secretary. The remaining 2 members shall be elected by the appointed board members. Said directors shall not be compensated for the performance of their duties. The directors and officers shall not as a result of their positions with the corporation be considered state employees or special state employees for the purposes of sections 4, 6, 7 and 23 of chapter 268A.